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Fear of desiring too much. Father absence and obstacles to homosexual desire
Author/s: Guido Mazzucco 
Year:  2014 Issue: Language: Italian 
Pages:  6 Pg. 52-57 FullText PDF:  56 KB
DOI:  10.3280/GEST2014-001005
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This article will explore how paternal deprivation may affect the development of homosexual desires in male individuals. As a starting point, the author considers, two aspects of attachment theory and subsequently discusses how gestalt therapy theory can be used to identify those moments of interruption of the cycle of contact that might be caused by paternal deprivation. The article ends with a clinical vignette.
Keywords: Homosexuality, paternal deprivation, homosexual relationships, sexual dysfunctions, internalised homophobia, attachment theory

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Guido Mazzucco, Fear of desiring too much. Father absence and obstacles to homosexual desire in "QUADERNI DI GESTALT" 1/2014, pp. 52-57, DOI:10.3280/GEST2014-001005


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